Blow Moulding Operator

Blow Moulding Operator

  • Location


  • Sector:

    General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £21403 per annum, Benefits: Pension, Holiday, Other benefits

  • Contact:

    Chris Jones

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Machine Operator - Plastics
Rushden - Northamptonshire
£21403 basic salary increasing to over £27k after completion of full training (average period 2 years)
Pension, Overtime


Working hours being 12 hour shifts 7.00 – 7.00. 3 days on, 2 off. 3 nights on, 4 off.

Please note you will need your own transport for this role.

A great opportunity to work for one of the leading manufacturers in the area, part of business with over 16k employees and operating over 40 sites in 6 countries. Due to expansion the business are looking at taking on additional technical operatives to their expanding team.

If you have worked within an FMCG, Food, Automotive or General Manufacturing business operating machinery and are seeking to develop technically then this role could be for you. The role will involve the setting of injection and blow moulding manufacturing lines so experience within the plastics is key for this role.

Our client have a designated trainer who will provide full training on their equipment and get you up to speed with site health and safety. They have a clear plan which lasts on average around 2 years, you start as a Grade 1, progress to grade 2 which increased your salary to over £25k and then finally grade 3 which is over £27k, each role comes with more knowledge and responsibility as well as plenty overtime opportunities.

The role is quality focussed, so you’ll need to be accustomed to working to meet product quality specifications and adhering to all appropriate Health and Safety procedures.

This is a great long term employment opportunity where you are rewarded for your hard work and desire to progress your own career. The business also has a fantastic track record of promotion from within and upskilling to other areas of the business, so if your looking for a career and not just your next job then this should appeal.

  • Ensure that everyone works in a safe manner, ensuring compliance at all times with Company policy and procedures regarding Health and Safety, standards of product quality, housekeeping and hygiene
  • Comply with appropriate PPE requirements at all times
  • Stop and start machinery in process.
  • Stop and start all ancillary equipment.
  • Stop and start extrusion in process.
  • Complete colour changes.
  • Monitor, maintain and adjust material levels.
  • Regular cleaning of hoppers and vacuum filters.
  • Ability to work on all grinders.
  • Report all hazards by filling in the Hazard Book
  • Work as part of a team to achieve production targets
  • Perform set daily quality and safety checks.
  • Start machines up from cold and complete full measurement of first – off product to
  • specification.
  • Conduct short term and long term shut downs.
  • Clean pins and dyes.
  • Basic adjustments of machinery movements and mechanics.
  • Basic timer adjustments.
  • Carry out blow pin services.
  • Basic adjustments of parison programmers.

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